December 19, 2008

I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday.  Below is an email that I received this week from one of our members.

November 25, 2008

The Board met on 11.24.08 to discuss a nomination for a young family who lost their mother/wife after the birth.  Three months after birth of her first child this young mother of 27 year was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  Friend for Friends has donated $1,000 to help pay for some of the child care expenses.

October 22, 2008

The Friends for Friends executive board met on Oct 16, 2008 and approved the dispersal of funds totaling $2,500.00 for three families in need.

The first nomination was in the amount of $500.00 and went to assist a young woman with her college expenses. This area student, who 11 years ago buried her father and last month laid her mother to rest, is working tirelessly to finish her senior year and graduate in the spring.

March 31, 2008

The Friends for Friends Board met on March 27, 2008 and approved the dispersal of funds in the amount of $1,500 each for four families in need.

The first two nominations centered around two young boys who are waging very courageous battles against their respective neurological disorders...One boy is coping with the effects of cerebral palsy, and the other boy has been diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, a condition that produces numerous tumors on the bones, as well as throughout the nervous system and on the skin surface...

January 19, 1999

They had met as first graders at Holy Cross School and continued their friendship through graduation from Cardinal O'Hara High School, followed by college, marriage and beyond. Then, in October 1995, something unexpected brought them together in a new way: Alfred Patrone was diagnosed as having cancer.

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FfF Bowl-a-Thon

On behalf of your Executive Board, we would like to thank all the members and their guests who made our first annual FfF Bowl-A-Thon event a great success. It is your consistent generous spirit that allows us to offer our continued financial support to our neighbors in need.

"Thank you Friends of Friends for your donation to Larry Lowery's family. Your very generous donation is very appreciated. Larry left 3 children under the age of 4 1/2. His mother Barbara at the young age of 62 is raising the children. When I phoned her yesterday about your donation she cried. Happy tears and said thank you a million times. I know she will thank you herself but wanted you to know your donation is a wonderful gift to a beautiful family. Thank you again and Happy Holidays."